Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Merlot 2019
A pure Merlot Côtes de Gascogne wine which has a similar fruit-forward appeal to it's Cabernet Franc / Merlot sibling - appealing mulberry aromas and soft, plummy palate.
Just the thing to accompany a steak frites or saucisse de Toulouse!
A wonderful nose of dark berry fruit precedes a medium-bodied palate with flavours of blackberries and plums.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Midi, Côtes de Gascogne|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Merlot|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Charcuterie|
|Cellarage||Intended for early drinking, up to 3 years from vintage.|
|Vinification||The grapes, grown on alluvial soil, are picked at optimum ripeness and are completely de-stemmed prior to vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then fined and filtered prior to spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12|
Domaine de Millet (La Famille Dèche)
The Dèche family, whose considerable vine holdings lie just above Eauze in the Midi-Pyrenées, have resided at Château de Millet for over five generations. Today they make a range of Côtes de Gascogne wines on their 50-hectare estate, as well as Floc de Gascogne and Armagnac. Until the late 1980s, the Dèche family were predominantly producers of Bas Armagnac but, as this market diminished, the forward-thinking Francis Dèche began to diversify, planting Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay along with Ugni Blanc to make good, dry, still wines for immediate consumption.
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